Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Book Review: Paris for one - J. Moyes

A romantic short story set in Paris. An English woman that let herself go "wild" after being let down by her boyfriend, a French writer recovering from a broken heart. The plot is absolutely obvious, almost banal, the story is cheesy at times and all is very un-original: Paris, unsure of himself writer that has to work as waiter to survive, English girl with un-trustable boyfriend, chance encounter.
And yet it is a very short story so it is pleasant and ok to spend half an hour before bedtime or waiting at the doctor reading.
The great thing about these Quick read books it that they hopefully attract to the world of fiction also people that would not normally pick up a book. They are easy, quick, nice reads for everyone!
Of course is not comparable at all to the Moyes' book I loved before - The last letter from your lover.

Overall rating: 6    Plot: 4   Writing style: 6    Cover:  6

Title:Paris for one

Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin Quick Reads
Pages: 112
Publication year: 2015


Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She has never even been on a weekend away with her boyfriend. Everyone knows she is just not the adventurous type.
But, when her boyfriend doesn't turn up for their romantic mini-break, Nell has the chance to prove everyone wrong.
Alone in Paris, Nell meets the mysterious moped-riding Fabien and his group of carefree friends. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life?

The Author:

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. Her novels include the bestsellers The Girl You Left BehindThe One Plus One, Me Before You and After You. Her novels have been translated into over 40 languages and have hit the Number 1 spot in 10 countries. She is one of the few authors to have had three novels on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time.
Me Before You has now sold over 8 million copies worldwide and Jojo adapted the novel into a screenplay, of which the major film production, starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), was released in summer 2016. Jojo lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.

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